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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 28, 2019
My iPhone XS dropped by 6% after, roughly, 5 months. After looking on the internet for other's people's experiences, theirs dropped by 2% at most and I'm just wondering if a 6% drop is normal because I'm planning to keep my phone all throughout college and hopefully, even more than that.

my habits are:
-charging the phone at only 93-95% at most
-charging the phone at 10-20%
-minimal usage while charging

my mistakes are:
-dropping the phone 3 times in 5 mos
-charging it up to 100% 3 times in 5 mos

and finally, I use a power bank with a quick charge feature most of the time, does that affect my battery?

hoping for your responses thank you!!!!

Juicy Box

macrumors 603
Sep 23, 2014
On my SE which is almost 2 years old, has 93% capacity, and Almist every time I charge it I go til 100%.

Not sure if it really would hurt that much to go to 100%.


macrumors regular
Aug 3, 2018
I'd say it's normal. If it keeps dropping to 90% after one year, I'd be curious, not alarmed.


macrumors 6502
Sep 4, 2017
United Kingdom
I wouldn't worry about it. Batteries wear.

My 8 Plus is on 88% and there's no significant noticeable change in its performance etc.


macrumors regular
May 14, 2011
The battery wear on the XS seems to be much higher in comparison to the X.

I suspect either Apple downgraded the quality on these batteries or a future replacement program from Apple

My XS wear is very similar to yours dispite following all Apple's guidance to minimise battery wear.
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